Religion

Robert Jeffress
Trump’s Apostle

Jul 23, 2019 By Michael J. Mooney

No matter how incendiary his latest tweet or policy might seem, Donald Trump can count on evangelical preacher and Fox News fixture Robert Jeffress to defend him. What’s behind the Dallas pastor’s unconditional embrace?

The Year of Jen Hatmaker

Oct 4, 2017 By Courtney Runn

The Texas evangelical leader landed herself in hot water over comments about the LGBTQ community. But the blowback prompted a bigger discussion: What does it mean to be an evangelical today?

Jerry Jones Met With The Pope

Jun 21, 2017 By Dan Solomon

The pontiff did not weigh in on if Dez caught the ball during the 2015 playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (but come on, it was a catch).

Critical Mass

May 24, 2017 By Robyn Ross

An Austin church remakes Catholicism without the Pope, celibate priests, or most of the other rules.

Valle de los Caidos cross
Cross Ways

Sep 23, 2016 By Jonny Auping

A pastor at a Corpus Christi church is on a mission to build “the largest cross in the Western Hemisphere.”

Remember the Christian Alamo

Aug 11, 2016 By Pamela Colloff

Evangelist Lester Roloff drew a line in the dirt to keep the State of Texas from regulating his Rebekah Home for Girls. Years later, then-govenor George W. Bush handed Roloff's disciples a long-sought victory. But this Alamo had no heroes—only victims.

Faith and Hope

Jul 20, 2016 By Eric Benson

The country’s largest group of Muslims live in Texas, yet many of them don’t feel welcome here. A few young and progressive leaders—like Irving imam Omar Suleiman—are working to change that.

Bane of the Baptists

Jun 13, 2016 By Gary Cleve Wilson

Brann becomes a casualty in his own war with the Baptists. Texas Collection of Baylor University “In the year of our Lord, 1891, I became pregnant with an idea. Being at the time chief edi­torial writer on the Houston Post, I felt dreadfully mor­tified, as…

The Newer Testament

Jun 9, 2016 By Robyn Ross

How a computer-loving Texas Tech grad launched one of the fastest-growing megachurches in the country.

The Will of God

Nov 18, 2015 By John Spong

I always knew that the work my dad did as an Episcopal priest and grief counselor was important. But I didn’t understand how important until the birth of my son.